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Wound Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When a wound will not heal, a person’s entire quality of life is disrupted. In some cases, people with wounds that won't heal may be at greater risk f​or infection or ​complications.

The caring, compassionate team of physicians, wound nurses and staff at the Baylor Scott & White Comprehensive Wound Center – Rowlett may be able to help.​​

Our wound care center in Rowlett provides precise diagnosis and proper treatment for the following types of wounds:

  • Diabetic
  • Ischemic
  • Venous Stasis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Vascular Disease
  • Post Surgical Wounds
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Other wounds that resist healing

The medical staff at our wound care center in Rowlett includes general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, a wound care specialist and a staff of wound care nurses with many years of experience in the treatment of difficult wounds.

They provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan that includes some of the most advanced wound care therapies available today, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.​ This specialized approach offers treatment that may speed the healing process.

The wound care specialists at Baylor Scott & White Comprehensive Wound Center – Rowlett​​ take a comprehensive approach to wound care treatment by::

  • Applying advanced technologies to wound treatment
  • Communicating with the referring physician throughout the process
  • Emphasizing patient education and prevention
  • Encouraging patient and family involvement
  • Performing minor wound surgical procedures at the center
  • Staffing the center with trained wound care specialists​​​​

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Speeding up the circulation process through hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can give patients a better chance at recovery and potentially avert the need for limb amputation or tissue removal.

Learn More About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Wound Assessment and Treatment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​No wound is too minor or too serious for the wound care specialists here to treat, because each needs unique care and attention.

Since the wound care physicians here in Rowlett are also surgeons, we are able to offer quality, specialized wound care. We provide a personalized treatment plan to minimize pain and discomfort and expedite healing.

Acute wounds are sudden, severe and short-term and can be caused by:

  • Abrasions, minor lacerations
  • Blunt trauma
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Crush injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Spider, insect, animal bites
  • Skin lesions
  • Surgical site infection
  • Surgical incision separation

​​​​​Chronic wounds are ongoing, last longer than three months or come back regularly and can be caused by:

  • Infections
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fistula draining
  • Lymphedema
  • Post-surgical non-healing
  • Gangrene
  • Ostomy complications
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Skin breakdown from incontinence and/or radiation treatment

Wound Assessment

A comprehensive wound evaluation includes a physical examination of the wound, assessment of other factors that may affect healing, assessment of infection, nutritional status and vascular supply. We also evaluate the patient’s understanding of and ability to care for their wounds and help arrange home care.

Wound Treatment Options

Based on the assessment, the team provides wound treatment, or combination of treatments, designed to achieve the best outcome. Several wound care treatment options and intervention techniques are available:

  • Care of complicated wounds associated with arterial insufficiency, diabetic neuropathy, venous disease and vascular disease
  • Bioengineered skin grafting
  • Incision, drainage of abscesses
  • Wound debridement
  • Treatment of burns, infected wounds and non-healing surgical wounds
  • Management of venous stasis ulcers​
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